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Yala (Thai: ยะลา, pronounced [jáʔlaː] or [jálaː]) is a city and seat of Mueang Yala District and Yala Province, southern Thailand. The provincial and district capital, it is 137 kilometres by road southeast of Hat Yai. The eastern part of the city is part of the neighboring tambon of Sateng Nok. As of 2010 the tambon had a total population of 76,853, up from 65,503 people reported in 2005. It lies on the border with Pattani Province in the north of Yala Province. It lies on Thailand Route 4106, south of Khao Tum and north of Krong Pinang and has a railway station on the Yala Railway. Yala is approximately 1,100 km south of Bangkok.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Yala in Thailand. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Yala like a local. Yala is located at a short trip away from Hat Yai a major city in Thailand. Hat Yai, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Lee Garden Plaza, Municipal Park, Floating Market. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Hat Yai International Airport. A vacation to Yala can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Yala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Yala

    Know the pollution level of Yala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Yala: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Yala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Yala.

    • Burglary and Theft 100 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Yala - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 45.11 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Yala

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Yala

    • International Movie per seat 5.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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